Top 10 biggest vodka brands
In an ever-crowded and competitive market the world’s biggest vodka brands have had to up their game in recent years to keep ahead of the pack.
Major changes to TWE’s supply chain
Treasury Wine Estates has revealed that its US and Australian supply chains will be undergoing a series of radical changes.
Top Gear Clarkson’s boozy backstage rider
The backstage rider of disgraced former Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson included more than 20 bottles of wine, revealing a taste for Veuve Clicquot and Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc.
From roast chicken and batteries to raw fish and beef, this collection of bartenders certainly don’t suffer from a lack of creativity when it comes to their cocktail garnishes.
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Sotheby’s has announced that its next New York sale will feature the “greatest Burgundy collection” it has ever offered.
Wan Chai pub, The Pawn, has announced it will be opening its rooftop bar, ‘The Farm’, this April.
Bacardi has stepped into the buoyant Bourbon market with the acquisition of Angel’s Share Brands, including its Louisville Distilling Co subsidiary and Angel’s Envy brand.
A new bar in Lille has opened with the backing of the Catholic Church following a call from Pope Francis asking the church to “think outside the square”.
Further evidence of ancient brewing has been discovered at an archaeological site in Israel with the unearthing of fragments of ancient Egyptian beer vessels.
UK off-trade alcohol prices slowed to less than half of last year’s since the Government scrapped the alcohol duty escalator, according to research published by the WSTA.
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Sotheby’s latest London sale saw strong demand for the wines of Egon Müller alongside the usual top selling Burgundies of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti.
A blind tasting of the Saint Emilion grands crus classés A across several vintages saw Angelus and Pavie lag behind fellow “A”s Cheval Blanc and Ausone, leading one critic to suggest they are “not on the same level”.
A lawsuit levelled at fine wine merchant the Antique Wine Company over “fake” Château d’Yquem has been thrown out of an Atlanta court but proceedings could now move to the UK.
California may no longer be trying to ape Burgundy’s style, but there is a growing belief that producers must recreate the smaller-scale structure of the Côte d’Or to reach the same quality heights.
A Russian man has built a house made from 12,000 Champagne bottles in the Russian city of Chelyabinsk, where it is known as the “Palace of Oz”.
Climate change is making it easier to produce vintage Champagne with one in every two now a vintage year according to the chef de cave of Perrier-Jouët.
Last night, members of the UK drinks trade celebrated the career of Nick James, managing director of Pol Roger Ltd, who is retiring this month.
British model turned TV star Kelly Brook celebrated the debut of her US sitcom with 1,000 magnums of Champagne, gifted by Ellen DeGeneres.
Hong Kong merchant One Red Dot has named Douglas Thomson as its new business development director.
The modern wine trader is undoubtedly a demanding beast. Not only do they want to keep costs down, but they want more visibility, increased flexibility of supply, as well as faster access to information.
A European labelling company has launched in the UK providing a “game-changing” online service.
Norbert Dentressangle is providing fast-growing St Austell Brewery with a distribution platform, supporting the company’s continued expansion.